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Odin. Etymology[edit] Odin's name is formed from "óðr" and the suffix "-inn". Old Norse had two different words spelled óðr, one an adjective and the other a noun. The adjective means "mad, frantic, furious, violent",[3] and is cognate with Old English wōd (hence the anglo-saxon Wōden).[4] The noun means "mind, wit, soul, sense" and "song, poetry".[5] Origin[edit] The 7th century Tängelgarda stone shows Odin leading a troop of warriors all bearing rings; Valknut symbols are drawn beneath his horse, which is depicted with four legs Originally, Odin was possibly considered mainly a shamanistic god and the leader of the war band.

Parallels between Odin and the Celtic Lugus have often been pointed out. Adam of Bremen[edit] Written around 1080, one of the oldest written sources on pre-Christian Scandinavian religious practices is Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum. Poetic Edda[edit] Völuspá[edit] Lokasenna[edit] Hávamál[edit] The sacrifice of Odin (1895) by Lorenz Frølich. Queen of Sheba. The Queen of Sheba (Hebrew: מלכת שבא‎, Malkaṯ Šəḇâ in Biblical Hebrew; Malkat Sh'va in Modern Hebrew; Ge'ez: ንግሥተ ሳባ, Nigiste Saba (Nəgəstä Saba); Arabic: ملكة سبأ‎, Malikat Sabaʾ) was a monarch of the ancient kingdom of Sheba and is referred to in Yemenite and Ethiopian history, the Bible, the Qur'an, Yoruba customary tradition, and Josephus.

She is widely assumed to have been a queen regnant, but, since there is no historical proof of this, she may have been a queen consort.[9] The location of her kingdom is uncertain. Wallis Budge believes it to be Ethiopia[10] while Islamic tradition says Yemen. More modern scholarship suggests it was the South Arabian kingdom of Saba.[11] Diverse references[edit] The queen of Sheba has been called a variety of names by different peoples in different times. In the Ethiopian Book of Aksum, she is described as establishing a new capital city at Azeba, while the Kebra Negast refers to her building a capital at Debra Makeda, or "Mount Makeda". Story[edit] Dagon the Fish-God  "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. " It’s been said, “God made man in his own image, and then man kindly returned the favor.”

A good working definition of an idol is anything that is loved or feared more than God. It is a substitute or replacement for true worship. Idols are entreated for the protection, power, & blessing of individuals and nations. From ancient times, and continuing today, civilizations have been creating & then worshipping false gods through the images, icons, and statues.

Consider below the God’s Word through Isaiah the Prophet: "The LORD ,Not Idols "This is what the LORD says- Israel's King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. The superstitions of idol worship were not created without help. 1. Idol Worship - Undulations of Thoughts. Ireland: Land of Shapeshifters and Dreamers | Kimberly Schneider - Manifestation Maven Blog. By Kimberly Schneider | January 5, 2010 I’ve always been fascinated with ancient civilizations. As a child one of my favorite books was a Childcraft Encyclopedia volume about the seven wonders of the ancient world. I started reading adult historical fiction books about Rome, Greece, the Holy Land and Celtic tribes before I turned 10. I majored in Classical Studies in college, taking 30 hours of Latin and continuing my fascination with cultures that had thrived thousands of years before I was born.

More recently my focus has been on Celtic spirituality, which I’ve studied and taught for over a decade. I suppose I succumbed a romantic notion that the spiritual life of ancient people had more immediacy and relevance than in the modern world, where we are constantly distracted by technology, information, celebrity and “news.” Last summer I discovered a place where the old magic I imagined still lives: western Ireland. Slainte, Kimberly Schneider www.KimberlySchneider.com. Part II. Early Religions Of The Irish: Well-Worship. Sacred Texts Wicca & Neo-Paganism Index Previous Next THAT so wet a country as Ireland should have so great a reverence for wells, is an evidence how early the primitive p. 239 and composite races there came under the moral influence of oriental visitors and rulers, who had known in their native lands the want of rain, the value of wells.

So deep was this respect, that by some the Irish were known as the People of Wells. In remote ages and realms, worship has been celebrated at fountains or wells. Wells were feminine, and the feminine principle was the object of adoration there, though the specific form thereof changed with the times and the faith. It was in vain that the Early Church, the Medieval Church, and even the Protestant Church, sought to put down well-worship, the inheritance of extreme antiquity. As Scotland caught the infection by contact with Ireland, it was needful for the Presbyterian Church to restrain the folly. P. 240 p. 241 Pilgrimages to wells are frequent to this day. Red Phrygian cap. SECRETS ILLUMINISM in the Ozarks.

Sapiential Books. Sapiential Books or Books of Wisdom is a term used in biblical studies to refer to a subset of the books of the Jewish Bible in the Septuagint version. There are seven of these books, namely the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Book of Wisdom, the Song of Songs (Song of Solomon), and Sirach. Not all the Psalms are usually regarded as belonging to the Wisdom tradition. In Judaism, the Books of Wisdom are regarded as part of the Ketuvim or "Writings". In Christianity, Job, Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes are included in the Old Testament by all traditions, while Wisdom, Song of Songs and Sirach are regarded in some traditions as deuterocanonical. Sapiential books are in the broad tradition of wisdom literature that was found widely in the Ancient Near East, and includes writings from many religions other than Judaism. Anderson, B. Untitled. Their Influence and Power from Antiquity to the Present Day By Michael Howard Destiny Books Copyright © 2008 Michael Howard All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781594772030 from Chapter 3 The Rosicrucian Connection The overt influence of the Masonic-Illuminist tradition in the French Revolution was notable. Within a year of the beginning of the Revolution, the land in France had been divided among the peasants, slavery was eradicated from the French colonies, price controls were introduced to protect the living standards of the poor, and a democratic constitution was created. The role of the Illuminati and the Masons in the French Revolution was confused by the abandonment of the high ideals of the political movement that had instigated the original social reforms.

As early as 1791, allegations concerning the role of the Masons and the Illuminati were already beginning to circulate, based largely on the confessions of Cagliostro, who had been arrested by the Inquisition in 1789. Continues... Fleur-de-lis. Rome. Rome (/ˈroʊm/; Italian: Roma pronounced [ˈroːma] ( ); Latin: Rōma) is a city and special comune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio. With 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), it is also the country's largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. The urban area of Rome extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 3.8 million.[2] Between 3.2 and 4.2 million people live in Rome metropolitan area.[3][4][5][6][7] The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber within Lazio (Latium).

The Vatican City is an independent country within the city boundaries of Rome, the only example of a country within a city existing. Etymology About the origin of the name Roma several hypotheses have been advanced.[15] The most important are the following: History. Serapeum. Egyptian Serapea[edit] Alexandria[edit] WikiMiniAtlas Serapeum, quod licet minuatur exilitate verborum, atriis tamen columnariis amplissimis et spirantibus signorum figmentis et reliqua operum multitudine ita est exornatum, ut post Capitolium, quo se venerabilis Roma in aeternum attollit, nihil orbis terrarum ambitiosius cernat. The Serapeum, splendid to a point that words would only diminish its beauty, has such spacious rooms flanked by columns, filled with such life-like statues and a multitude of other works of such art, that nothing, except the Capitolium, which attests to Rome's venerable eternity, can be considered as ambitious in the whole world.

Destruction of the Alexandrian Serapeum[edit] Theophilus, Gospel in hand, stands triumphantly atop the Serapeum in 391 The Serapeum in Alexandria was destroyed by a Christian crowd or Roman soldiers in 391(although the date is debated).[6] Several conflicting accounts for the context of the destruction of the Serapeum exist. Saqqara[edit] THE SEVEN ANNUAL SACRED FEASTS OF THE OLD COVENANT: The Feasts of Remembrance. Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai (Arabic: طور سيناء‎ Ṭūr Sīnāʼ or جبل موسى Jabal Mūsá ; Egyptian Arabic: Gabal Mūsa, lit.

"Moses' Mountain" or "Mount Moses"; Hebrew: הר סיני‎ Har Sinai), also known as Mount Horeb, is a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt that is a possible location of the biblical Mount Sinai. The latter is mentioned many times in the Book of Exodus in the Torah, the Bible,[1] and the Quran.[2] According to Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition, the biblical Mount Sinai was the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Geography[edit] Mount Sinai is a 2,285-metre (7,497 ft) moderately high mountain near the city of Saint Catherine in the Sinai region. It is next to Mount Catherine (at 2,629 m or 8,625 ft, the highest peak in Egypt).[3] It is surrounded on all sides by higher peaks of the mountain range. Geology[edit] Religious significance[edit] Mount Sinai depicted on Georgian manuscript.

A Greek Orthodox Chapel at the top of Mount Sinai A small Mosque at the top of Mount Sinai. Comparative religion. Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices of the world's religions. In general the comparative study of religion yields a deeper understanding of the fundamental philosophical concerns of religion such as ethics, metaphysics and the nature and form of salvation.

Studying such material is meant to give one a richer and more sophisticated understanding of human beliefs and practices regarding the sacred, numinous, spiritual and divine.[1] In the field of comparative religion, the main world religions are generally classified as Abrahamic (aka Western Asian or Western), Dharmic (aka Indian) or Taoic (aka East Asian or Far Eastern). Abrahamic or Western Asian religions[edit] The original belief in the One God of Abraham eventually became present-day Rabbinic Judaism. The historical interaction of Islam and Judaism started in the 7th century CE with the origin and spread of Islam. Bahá'í Faith[edit] Nucleus. Ancient Quest - Home Page. Book Release: The Templars & the Grail Now available 2007: The Knights Templar Encyclopedia Who were the Rosicrucians? What does the symbol of "the rose and the cross" really mean? Why was the early 17th. c. Rosicrucian Enlightenment so fundamental to the founding of the Invisible College, which became the great scientific academy, the Royal Society of England?

The Rosicrucian movement, often called Rosicrucianism, first officially surfaced in 1614 Kassel, Germany, with the publication of Fama Fraternitatis, des Loblichen Ordens des Rosenkreutzes (The Declaration of the Worthy Order of the Rosy Cross). The Fama Fraternitatis had been circulating in manuscript form for several years prior to its initial publication in 1614. The year after the publication of the Fama Fraternitatis, the Confessio Fraternitatis was also published at Kassel, Germany, again by an unknown author and, this time, in Latin instead of German. Celtic rose. Chaos magic. The chaosphere is a popular symbol of chaos magic. Many variants exist. For more, see Symbol of Chaos. General principles[edit] Chaos magicians are often seen by other occultists as dangerous or worrisome revolutionaries.[2] History[edit] Origins and creation[edit] This magical discipline was first formulated in West Yorkshire, England in the 1970s.[4] A meeting between Peter J.

Influences[edit] Following Spare's death, magicians continued to experiment outside of traditional magical orders. Early days[edit] The first edition of Liber Null does not include the term "chaos magic", but only refers to magic or "the magic art" in general.[6] Texts from this period consistently claim to state principles universal to magic, as opposed to a new specific style or tradition of magic, and describe their innovations as efforts to rid magic of superstitious and religious ideas. Chaos came to be part of this movement defined as "the 'thing' responsible for the origin and continued action of events[...]. Lucifer.

Lucifer is the second of the archangels created by God and the creator of demons. Lucifer was sealed away in the Cage for centuries for the creation of demon kind until his release caused by Sam Winchester, where he would go about bringing forth the Apocalypse, until he was re-sealed with in the Cage by Sam where he is currently trapped with Michael and Adam Milligan. History God created the archangels; Michael, Lucifer, Raphael, and Gabriel. Lucifer formed an especially strong bond with his brother Michael. After the creation of mankind, Lucifer began to argue with his brothers and with God over these new, imperfect beings.

The arguments became so heated and bitter that Gabriel chose to leave Heaven rather than watch the fighting continue. According to Lucifer, God commanded his angels to venerate Man, but Lucifer refused, and was cast out of Heaven. In 1972, Azazel possesses a priest at St. Sam and Dean try to find a way of defeating Lucifer without giving in to the plans of Heaven. The Shepherd of Hermas. The Shepherd of Hermas (Greek: Ποιμὴν τοῦ Ἑρμᾶ; sometimes just called The Shepherd) is a Christian literary work of the 2nd century, considered a valuable book by many Christians, and considered canonical scripture by some of the early Church fathers such as Irenaeus.[1][2] The Shepherd had great authority in the 2nd and 3rd centuries.[3] It was bound as part of the New Testament[1] in the Codex Sinaiticus, and it was listed between the Acts of the Apostles and the Acts of Paul in the stichometrical list of the Codex Claromontanus.

The work comprises five visions, twelve mandates, and ten parables. It relies on allegory and pays special attention to the Church, calling the faithful to repent of the sins that have harmed it. The book was originally written in Rome, in the Greek language, but a Latin translation was made very shortly afterwards. Only the Latin version has been preserved in full; of the Greek, the last fifth or so is missing.

Contents[edit] Christology[edit] Sources[edit] Rich man and Lazarus. Gospel. Gospel Of Thomas Greek Text A. India and Nepal: sacred centres and anthropological researches - Makhan Jha. Gulshan-i Raz. List of mythological places. The Dark Bible: History.